Global Beer Network - 20th Anniversary Tour from 2014

A look back at GBN's 2oth Anniversary Tour from 2014

Global Beer Network is celebrating 20 years in business!  In 1994 Johnny Fincioen and Claudine Van Massenhove, our extraordinary founders, were unfulfilled with their technology business in Belgium and decided life was too short not to follow their passion - beer! They packed up and moved to California bringing the best Belgian beers in the world with them. We recently sent Johnny and Claudine back to Belgium with a special 20th Anniversary Chalice (similar to the Stanley Cup or the Olympic Torch) to retrace their steps. They met up with all of our brewers, as well as visiting some of Belgium’s most famous landmarks.

The journey will continue here in the USA. Our goal is to have the Chalice visit 100 of the country’s best beer bars. GBN will donate $100 to Pints for Prostate for each event (for a total donation of $10,000). We hope each Chalice event will raise another $100 (for a combined total of $20,000).
Donations can also be made online at or checks can be made payable to:

Pints for Prostates Inc.
12673 Overlook Mountain Dr.
Charlotte, N.C. 28216-6726


Our aspiration would be to create a Tap Takeover and would love for you to put 20 of our beers on draught to help celebrate our 20 years, but one beer from each brewer and bottles from Br. Boelens would be fantastic. We will have someone from GBN at every event to talk about the beers and interact with your patrons.


Here are the current list of events:


FRIDAY, MAY 16, 5 P.M. - CLOSE: -KnB Wine Cellars (6380 Del Cerro Blvd., Del Cerro)

SATURDAY, MAY 17, 12 P.M. - CLOSE: -Public House (830 Kline St., La Jolla)

MONDAY, MAY 19, 4 P.M. - CLOSE: - Encinitas Ale House (1044 South Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas)

FRIDAY, MAY 23, 6 P.M. - CLOSE: Hoffer’s Cigar Bar (8282 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa)



Tampa -
Pour House at Grand Central - 1208 E Kennedy Blvd #112Tampa, FL 33602 June 18th  6-9PM (813) 402-2923

Mr. Dunderbak's - 14929 Bruce B Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL- Thurs. June 26th 5-9 PM (813) 977-4104



Buster's Bistro - 412 S. Sanford Avenue, Sanford, FL   Thursday June 12th 6-9PM (407) 732-6880

Gnarly Barley - 7431 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL Friday, June 27th 6-9 PM (407) 854-4999

Redlight Redlight - 2810 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL Wed Jul 9, 2014 6pm – 9pm (407) 893-9832

World of Beer Midtown-  3510 South Nova Road, Port Orange, FL- Tuesday June 10th 6-10PM (386) 256-4992


Central FL

World of Beer Port Orange - June 10th

South FL

Specialty Beer Cellar - 5430 Military Trail - Ste#70 Jupiter, FL 33458 Friday June 6th 6-9 PM (561) 855-2505

World of Beer Kendell - Mills Drive, Miami, FL  - Wed. June 18th 6-9 PM (305) 595-5506

World of Beer Dadeland - Southwest 72nd Place, Miami, FL - Friday, July 11th 6-9 PM (786) 623-3522



The Firkin 515 N Milwaukee, Libertyville - May 15 8pm-10pm

Cigars and Stripes 6715 W Ogden Ave., Berwyn - May 22nd 8pm -10pm -Stand Up Comedy from 7:30 till 11pm



Valhalla Bar 815 9th Avenue New York, NY. 10019 - June 3rd at 6 pm.
Dive 75 101 W. 75th Street  New York, NY. 10023- June 5th at 7pm.

Beer Culture- 328 W 45th St, New York, NY. June 9th at 6pm.

Owl Farm Brooklyn- 297 9th St, New York, NY 11215. June 11th at 7pm.



Hollander Downer 2608 N Downer Ave May 19th 6pm-8pm
Hollander Tosa 7677 W State St., Wauwatosa May 19th 8:30pm-10:30pm

Centraal Cafe 2306 S Kinnickinnic Ave- May 20th 6pm-8pm

Benelux 346 N Broadway, Milwaukee- May 20th 8:30pm- 10:30 pm

Below is a partial list of available draught:

Br. Van Steenberge, Ertvelde, Belgium:  Gulden Draak, Gulden Draak Quad, Piraat, Piraat Triple Hop, Bornem II or III, Monks Café -30L kegs
Br. De Brabandere, Bavikhove, Belgium: Wittekerke, Bavik- 50L kegs, Petrus Aged Pale, Petrus Aged Red, Petrus Dubbel Bruin - 30L kegs
Br. Van Eecke, Watou, Belgium: Poperings Hommel, Kapittel Abt Blond Prior - 30L kegs
Br. Van Honsebrouck, Ingelmunster, Belgium: Gueze Fond Tradition,  Gueze Fond Tradition Kriek, Kasteel Rouge-Donker-Tripel, Blond-Cuvee du Chateau, Bacchus, St. Louis Premium Framboise-KriekBr. De Silly, Silly, Belgium:  Scotch de Silly, La Divine Triple, Pink Killer, Abbaye de Forest - 20L slim kegs
Br. The Musketeers, Antwerp, Belgium: Antigoon, Troubadour Blond-Magma-Obscura-Westkust
Br. Boelens, Besele, Belgium: Double Klok,  Tripel Klok or mixed Sample pack 11.2oz bottles or Bieken 750ml bottles.

Please work with your Global Beer Network representative to set up an event.